May 29, 2020

Corona Spectacle Amid the Arc of Collapse


Ever since I started blogging in 2009 I’ve assumed, based on prior analysis, that the 1% understands that the fossil-fueled economic civilization is tottering and that they need to shore up their power to carry over their dominance through the transition from the extreme-energy age to the impending desert wasteland.
That was the obvious interpretation of Wall Street’s deliberate crash of the global economy in 2008 and the 2009 bailout, and it’s even more obvious now.
To the extent the elites are rational, they know that the energy and ecological bases of the economic civilization are eroded to near the point of collapse. Thus since 2008 they’ve been on a campaign to secure control of all real assets – land, water, every other physical resource – while 2001 gave the pretext for a great ramping up of the police state, with another great escalation underway now. The goal is to sustain as much of their power and luxury as possible as the civilization collapses, and to replace it with an older form of tyranny and slave state.
Meanwhile currently there’s no hint of any revolutionary potential among the masses. But that doesn’t solve the ongoing existential problem which confronts the global elites: There are over seven billion people who the capitalists no longer even want to exploit, but who from the elites’ point of view can only comprise a potentially dangerous waste dump. So far there’s only astroturfing and easily co-opted “reform” scams percolating among these wastes, but that doesn’t mean there never will arise any real threat.
So a key goal of the lockdowns is to quash all political organizing and protest, and terminally kettle all political communication online on social media, where censorship will constrict and constrain ever more tightly. In this way the system hopes to use the Corona campaign to permanently eradicate all participatory politics, which means all real politics as such. They’ll keep tightening the screws as long as they can even if it means business suffers. What does business matter anyway, if today the top executives and shareholders can grab bailout checks. Tomorrow means nothing, as far as that goes.
Shortly they’ll be left with no extreme economy since there’s no extreme energy to power it and no ecological grounding for it. All talk of “growth” and “jobs” will be defunct. The 1% plans to have attained such complete physical domination of the populace by then that it won’t matter. They’ll be able simply to let everyone starve to death, through more or less active or passive policy, whatever’s necessary.
The knee-jerk lockdowns have been on account of a lukewarm flu which, objectively, is not something this society would care much about. The cancer pandemic is worse, and few care. The pandemic of heart disease is worse, and few care. The pandemic of deaths and injuries from The Car is worse, and not only do few care, but Car-worship remains a fundamentalism even among self-alleged “environmentalists” and the climate-industrial movement.
All that goes to prove that the top-down constrictions are joining the mass hysteria in an unscientific and irrational way to deploy a prior totalitarian plan.

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